Last Friday on the 2nd August, my princess turned 3. To me, it’s mind boggling that our first born, Esther, is no longer a baby, nor a toddler but a little girl.
This age is so cute because Esther finally understands what birthdays and parties are all about. I decided to hold a small party for her on her special day. The theme was Disney Princess because the movie that is constantly being replayed at the moment in our house is Beauty and the Beast. Esther is now obsessed with Tangled which was a present from her Aunty and Uncle (and secretly mummy is thankful to be watching a different movie!).
Big W recently had a sale box where I found a Disney Princess Party Pack for $5 which included the plates, cups, serviettes and lolly bags. We also found Disney snowglobe glitter cups for the lolly bags as something different to the usual lollies given to the guests at the end of the party.
I had fun creating the party food. We had Snow White Apples, Fairy Godmother Musk Wands, Sleeping Beauty Mallow and Strawberry Spindles, Ariel’s Thingy Ma Bob Mix, Enchanted Castle Fairy Bread, Belle’s Rose Shortbread and Crown biscuits and Prince Charming Sausage Rolls and Meat Pies.
The cake was bought from Woolworths. I’m really not that great at making birthday cakes. Pinterest puts too much pressure on mums these days…
But then I proved myself wrong when I created this cake for Esther’s Birthday dinner. I called the cake Peppa Pig and Muddy Puddles. I took the Peppa Pig and toy tree from Esther’s toys. Baked a chocolate cake in a ring cake pan, made and set chocolate mousse the night before, iced the cake with green icing (made using premade icing and adding a lot of yellow and blue food colouring), filled the middle of the cake with chocolate mousse and then added a few flowers, Peppa and her tree and the cake was done. The cake not only looked better than I expected, but it tasted GREAT.
Overall Esther had a great day and night. I was exhausted and was glad I had the weekend to recover!